Saturday, February 5, 2011

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT BLOG HOP!


Welcome to "LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT BLOG HOP!"
If you arrived here from THE SCRAPBOOKING QUEEN, you are on the right track!
If not, CLICK HERE to start the HOP at the BEGINNING!



For my project, I made a desk or table-top Mini Accordion Album. 
I used cardstock GORGEOUS papers from DCWV The Vintage Collage Stack.
Heart and LOTS OF LOVE from Cricut Cartridge BIRTHDAY BASH on page 49 cut @3 3/4" using Recollections Color Core Papers.
SMILE and Lips also from BIRTHDAY BASH on page 28 cut @ 2 1/2" and again at 3" using same Recollections Color Core Papers.
Numbers all cut @ 2 1/2" and with Shadow feature
Number 1 page 21
Number 4 page 24
Number 3 page 23
Number 7 page 27
Here's a "scanned" view for more details:




Here is a silly picture of me and my husband, Tom, on Halloween 1988

Here is my favorite picture of us in Alaska 2010

And here is one of our wedding pictures, August 23, 1986

Wow!  What a trip down memory lane, huh?  I'm so thankful for my Tom.  I love him so much!  This has been a very special and fun blog hop for me.

Who wants some BLOG CANDY?!

I am so thrilled that PAPER PRETTIES is sponsoring my prize for this hop!
Paper Pretties is a full-service online crafting store.   We have many exclusive stamp lines, from elegant to whimsical, sweet to clever; there is something for every stamper in our Prettie Boutique!  In case you haven't heard yet, Paper Pretties has a BRAND NEW owner, Heather Lee-Reppen.  Now located in Madison, WI, we are pleased to offer you amazing customer service, faster and cheaper shipping, and a wider variety of stamping "must have" products to go along with all of our fun new stamps!! All orders are shipped within 24 hours.
 They are offering the "Timeless Love" set as the prize!!


All you have to do to win this blog candy is have a USA shipping address and leave a comment on this post.  You do not have to be a FOLLOWER to win, but I would love it if you were.

Your next stop is 

Hugs & Kisses,


Here is a complete list of the hop in case you get lost:
1. SANDRA http://365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/
2. ABBY http://www.scrapbookaholicbyabby.com/
3. RAVEN http://love4stamps.blogspot.com/
4. THERESA http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/

5. (HERE) JANIS http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/ 


6.(NEXT) AMANDA http://www.myscrappinobsession.com/ 

7.JOANNA http://scrap-making.blogspot.com/
8.RUTHIE http://septemberninth.blogspot.com/
9.ELSA http://cricutlvr.blogspot.com/
10.ANGELICA http://handmadebyangelica.com/
11.ALEX http://www.youhadmeatcraft.com/
12.STEPHANIE http://www.alwayscrafting.com/
13.GISELLE http://crossmyheartpapercrafts.blogspot.com/
14.NADIA http://nadiasbeautifulmess.blogspot.com/
15.KRISTIN http://lilsweetpeasplace.blogspot.com/
16.KRISTAL http://kandrewdesigns.blogspot.com/
17.LIZ http://www.lizspaperloft.com/
18.JENNY http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
19. ERIKA http://cricutlove1.blogspot.com/

20. DENISE http://deesdesignsformmyheart.blogspot.com/


127 comments:

  1. This is awesome! Love love love the papers you used! Beautiful!! :)

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  2. Here's my second comment and you know I'm a stalker, I mean follower!! :)

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  3. Very pretty! Such a cute idea, and a very sweet message:)

    thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

    elainer@cinci.rr.com
    ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

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  4. I am already a follower of your wonderful page!

    elainer@cinci.rr.com
    ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

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  5. I am a follower. Here's my second post!

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  6. Love the Card!! Super Cute:)
    ~Kim
    http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com
    kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

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  7. I'm a Follower:)
    ~Kim
    http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com
    kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

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  8. that card is so much fun, super cute. TFS!

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  9. How cool to see pictures from before and after!!! Nice card!

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  10. Hi Janis, you know I'm your follower!

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  11. Love the papers you used. Great mini album!

    Shawnee

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  12. I love your project, very creative! I will have to try that myself.
    Amy
    littlefrills3 at yahoo dot com

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  13. I'm a follower btw....
    Amy
    littlefrills3 at yahoo dot com

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  14. Cute, cute cute card! Love it.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Minta

    mintab@gmail.com
    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  15. Heres my second comment..
    I'm already a long time follower..
    again, Thanks for the chance to win.
    Minta

    mintab@gmail.com
    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  16. Love your mini album, those papers are sooo pretty!!
    Cindy
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

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  17. What a wonderful card. Love the colors. TFS Already a follower. Love your work.
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
    debbie_craine at hotmail dot com

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  18. I'm a new follower, i really like your card. TFS!

    kimsheppard6 at hotmail dot com

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  19. Such a cute accordian book! I love the papers and all the wonderful pics you showed. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    booger1 at tds.net

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  20. Janis, what a clever idea. Love the papers. thanks for the chance to win some candy

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  21. Great Card, beautiful. The pictures brought back lots of memories, I grew up in the same era.

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  22. Love the papers!!! I also love looking back at old photos. TFS.
    Hugs,
    Tanya
    freddylswillima@windstream.net

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  23. So awesome!!! Love it!!! Your wedding hat looks like the same one I wore to my wedding in 87!!! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

    arcocha at yahoo dot com

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  24. thanks for being a stop on the hop. You and your hubby are so cute

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  25. Your card is wonderful! I'm sure he will love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. awesome projects and loved you photo diary...TFS!!!

    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  27. Very nice Project! TFS!!! Love your Halloween photo!!

    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    Rexann

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  28. I am a follower and have been for some time now!

    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    Rexann

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  29. Love the mini-album. Thanks for all the instructions. I'm already a follower of your awesomeness. Thanks for the chance to win.


    vwilson577 at yahoo.dom
    http://scrapbookingcreationsbyvicki.blogspot.com

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  30. Thank you for the chance to win! :)

    kreative_kris (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  31. awww janis, this is such a cute post and I love your project!

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  32. beautiful card thanks for sharing

    Paula
    dplslee@gmail.com

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  33. Love this idea...thinking I should make something like this for work!! Thanks for the opportunity to win a prize and also for posting!!

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  34. Love the card. 143 is a big thing from my high school days ~ brings me back! lol

    Kristin
    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

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  35. what a great idea TFS!

    kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

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  36. This is an awesome project. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

    Meagan
    beyondpaperdesigns.blogspot.com

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  37. I love your accordion idea. It is so cute!!

    Ashley
    ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

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  38. Lovely project. Have to say i really had to look twice at the halloween photo of you, on the small one you really looked like my aunt =)

    Hugs from Lilli =)
    l.a.nikolaisen at gmail dot com
    www.crazycardmaker.blogspot.com

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  39. Love the card and the photos

    Gabriela

    Gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

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  40. Love your projects. Thanks for sharing and I am a follower.

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  41. I really love your post...I think I may "borrow" the idea for this year. Valentine's Day is my grandma's 91st birthday and would love to do something like this with her Great Grandchildren's pictures!!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Sally
    opolski07@gmail.com

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  42. Awesome!! TFS!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  43. I love paper crafts like the accordian album you made! These kind of things can make nice table centerpieces!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  44. I love the papers you chose for your mini, and thoes pictures are priceless!~
    kacee
    mcvicwif@yahoo.com

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  45. Love the minii album it's so cute. And I enjoyed the trip down memory lane too! Love the 2010 pic, it's so sweet! Thanks for sharing :)

    Lisa

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  46. Beautiful mini album. I love the little memories written into it.

    mary3mom at yahoo dot com

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  47. Love your mini album, that is a great idea. Do you make them from scratch or do you buy them.
    TFS

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  48. Janis,

    I love your accordion album!!! :) What a sweet way to record your memories!

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    Crafty hugs,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  49. I've got to make that accordian album, love it.
    http://kopperhead100.blogspot.com/

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  50. Janis--this is sweet. I like the papers.
    Krista
    KristaInMN at gmail dot come
    http://www.KristasPaperCafe.com/

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  51. I love that you made an accordian mini album! It's funny how wedding styles have changed over the years and how young we looked!

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  52. love the book. I gave my husband a scrap book for our first annivarsary. Great idea.
    Thanks for Sharing!
    mlcain0202(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  53. Such a great project---Love it!! Love all the cute pics too! Thanks for sharing!
    Glenda
    http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

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  54. Your album is beautiful! I love that paper! Thanks for sharing your memories. AJ -
    queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com
    https://queenofmynest(dot)blogspot(dot)com

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  55. Wow...such a gorgeous album! I love that paper stack! You did a great job, sweetie....many many hugs to you!

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  56. very nice, thanks for sharing. just ordered this cart cant wait to use it.

    nygator94 at gmail dot com

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  57. Love your accordion album..very clever....thanx for the inspiration..:)

    nicolleatnicollelovesscrapbookingdotcom

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  58. thanks so much for sharing the photos! they are awesome!! I also lvoe your fold out card! super cute!
    thanks for sharing
    brenna
    rbanderson@live.ca

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  59. Great Album. Thanks for sharing it and your pictures with us. I am so enjoying the blog hop.
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  60. Love your album, of course! :) And those pictures of you and your hubby - just awesome!! :)

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  61. Love your project, so many wonderful details. I do live in Canada, so do not include this comment in your draw, but I had to let you know how much I like your craftin.

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  62. Great album!!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  63. Cute album but I really think the pictures of you and your hubby are the best.
    regina95370@sbcglobal.net

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  64. What a wonderful trip down your memory lane! I love your mini-album...such a meaningful gift! I love your blog--and am a follower! tahnks for sharing! ksjennings at gemail dot com and/or http://karelj.blogspot.com

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  65. Beautiful job, Janis!!! I love the pics too!!!! :) I'm sure you already know this, but I love your work!! Thanks for the chance! :)

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  66. Hi Janis! You project is beautiful! I love seeing all the pictures of you and your sweetheart. :)

    Hugs,
    Saundra :)
    Luvscrappingtogether@gmail.com

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  67. I love the album =) very creative! TFS! Love the pics you posted of you and hubby!

    TFS

    becky{dot}mayhewlear{at}gmail{dot}com

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  68. OMG Janis. I LOVE your project. I have been wanting to do a table top mini for a long time. I totally have to lift this. I think this is something so sweet and special to have out and close by. It is a reminder everyday of why you love the person. Can you just tell me how you got the other stuff on there. Did you use the computer to type the text out? Also where did you get that adorable heart with the arrow going through it? Sorry if I am being a pain..if you have time shoot me an e-mail....:) Thanks for sharing such a great project, I am totally inspired!

    Hugs,
    S

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  69. Great project--very trendy! I enjoyed being in the hop with you!
    your newest follower,
    kandrew

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  70. great accorian album, its put togher very nice. Dawn RI
    abosoffithotmail.com

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  71. Very nice. TFS
    http://pickulblog.blogspot.com/
    Chris.Pickul@hotmail.com

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  72. Janis, thanks for sharing part of your life withus. I wihs you & Tom many, many more years of happiness. The album is so cute! LOVE it!!!

    Big hugs, Heather from princesspaperprojects at yahoo dot com

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  73. WOW girl not only are the pictures SUPER AWESOME but that project is fabulous. I love the vintage feel of it. :)
    Hugs,
    Raven

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  74. ~ What a great mini album! Love the colors and details.

    ~ * I'm in Canada so please don't enter me for the giveaway *

    Hip Hop and Awaaaaayyy!

    Email: QC Kelsey
    Visit Blog: Crystal Case Creative Creations

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  75. Cute mini! Love the photos of you and your hubby.
    username at yahoo dot com

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  76. I love seeing the pictures through the years. great project, adn awesome blog candy

    Melia
    wifey7799@gmail.com

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  77. That is so pretty and I love the pics :) Thanks for sharing this wonderful hop!

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

    http://susanascorner.blogspot.com

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  78. love the idea
    pigs20052002@yahoo.com

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  79. Love your layouts and the colors are so bright! TFS!!!

    lauermaa@gmail.com

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  80. This is my second post...I am a follower!
    Angela
    lauermaa@gmail.com

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  81. I love your card!!!
    am a new follower''
    Imogene Walker
    sweetlilcricut.blogspot.com

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  82. I love your pictures. Pictures like that are just so precious.

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  83. This is beautiful Janis! I love the pics of you and your hubby - my wedding anniversary is just about 8 months after yours - June 1987. Funny how different we looked back then huh? And I can't believe it has been that long - I don't feel like it. Thanks for sharing these memories!

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  84. so pretty , i love your albun, and the pics of you and your hubbie,,,TFS!!!!
    I am already a follower
    brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

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  85. This is awesome. I love all the paper you used. I love going down memory lane. Thanks for sharing all these pics.

    simplycricutting at gmail dot com

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  86. beautiful! Thanks for sharing...im a new follower :)
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

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  87. FOLLOWER & TFS. LOVE YOUR PICTURES Y'ALL LOOK SO HAPPY. YOUR PROJECT IS GREAT. THANKS

    ANDERSON.JENN4@GMAIL.COM

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  88. What GREAT pictures and projects

    scrapasmile@gmail.com

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  89. what a great album! TFS

    Darlene
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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  90. Love the album and the walk down memory lane with you.
    susanslomski at yahoo dot com

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  91. I love the papers that you used. It came out great.

    Michelle
    http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

    mpetrovich23atyahoodotcom

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  92. Cute and I love the papers that you used. I love all the photos. Fun to look at! I am already a follower!!

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  93. These a such preciouse picturs. Thanks for sharing them. Hugs, Debi

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  94. Fantastic project!!! Love the papers. TFS

    Kathryn
    wamfamily at surewest dot net

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  95. I am already a follower.

    Kathryn
    wamfamily at surewest dot net

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  96. That is just SUCH a cute idea! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Lisa
    prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com
    lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

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  97. Love your mini album idea! Especially since it all relates to the years you've had together! Very sweet!
    Off to the next blog!
    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  98. Great projects and WHAT fun pics! Fabulous!

    I just discovered your blog and am now a follower - so very nice to meet you!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  99. Your mini album is wonderful. Love all the papers and everything. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  100. Really cute will have to make one. I am a follower.
    Thanks for sharing,
    karenk3 at ameritech dot net

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  101. Awesome project, love mini's!!

    Tanya P.
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  102. Cute project and love the paper.

    jmsjws@centurytel.net

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  103. Such sweet pictures of you and your sweetie! Love the creativity in all of your designs, too!

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  104. Love your album. It is so pretty. Thanks for the hop and giveaway!

    jenlovcarr at aol dot com

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  105. I've just gotten into mini albums and I loved yours. How wonderful that you are still as in love with your Hubby as you were from the start.



    GIJoesbarbie22@aim.com

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  106. I love being your follower... What a great "love" story you have! My husband and I first held hands... in 9th grade on February 11, 1988 and got engaged... February 11, 1993. That is our specail sappy day! Thanks for the hop! pjritsema at gmail dot com

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  107. very pretty! love the colors! Dina arm1997@msn.com

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  108. Charming mini... love the paper! Love the pics of you and your hunny bunny too. You're so cute together! This is a fun hop. I'm glad I found it!

    Anne
    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

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  109. Janis, very cute card and an awesome sentiment. You should have a special stamp made.

    April
    nginerd at gmail dot com
    http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

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  110. So sweet!! It is so nice to have pics from all those memories you made together!! TFS!! (yost531@msn.com)

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  111. Cute project! So excited to start following you!!!

    Thanks for Sharing
    ~Tiffany
    tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com

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  112. Oh how cute. I loved seeing you pics.

    VinDeeLoo
    vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

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  113. Wow what amazing projects, I love your work. I love to see two people in Love, it is warming to my heart. Thank you for sharing.
    pennykitz@charter.net
    http://pennykitz.blogspot.com/

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  114. great project, thanks for sharing.


    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

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  115. I am a new follower.

    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

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  116. Your project is so cute. Thank you for sharing and the chance to win.

    brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

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  117. Your album is so neat. Love the papers. The pictures are great and what a wonderful trip down memory lane. TFS and the chance to win.

    Christel
    http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
    askscrappinsista (at) blogspot (dot) com

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  118. Janis, This is so pretty. I love the papers you used. They are gorgeous.
    The photos of you and your husband are so cute!

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